thursdays_child: (Vic: Smile)
( May. 8th, 2009 10:17 am)
Dear Victor,

How time has flown. But I say that every time I write an entry on your birthday. Still there's something sobering about 7. It's the line to me between little kid and big kid and you really are getting to be a big kid.

You've grown so much this year, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally and through the dark curtain that can sometimes be pulled across your sunny nature by the demons that you struggle with, we can see the beautiful person that you are and just how really great you can be.

It's been a year of ups and downs, of really difficult times with very low lows but also increasing lifting up and reaching the top of hills to breathe in the air and feel the sun. You're doing so beautifully well in the TEACH program and your teachers and therapists are all impressed with your progress, even without medication.

You've gone from not being able to do any of your academic work in November due to distress, anxiety and inability to focus, to getting 100% on your spelling quizzes and dashing off homework sheets in 10 minutes.

You've gone from constant daily meltdowns to handling your emotions better and better all the time, to the point that sometimes you handle them better than even your mommy does. Your sweetness without that burden of anxiousness and anger is really starting to come through, be it from helping me carry groceries home or randomly bringing me a piece of toast yesterday when you knew I've had food poisoning and couldn't keep anything else down. Just because you thought I might be hungry.

There's still struggles to get through, but today is your birthday. Today you turn 7 and you're stepping into the big kid world in age, but really doing that on every other level too.

Happy birthday sweetheart.
May 7 be full of wonderful things for you.

Love, Mommy


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